Road Bike Tour in Cambodia > Thailand > Laos
Angkor to Vientiane ROAD BIKE
Duration: 08 Days / 07 Nights
In 2013, we have done this charity road bike trip for American Stanard Charter Bank. This Cambodia, Thailand and Laos Cycling Tour starts from Angkor, Cambodia to cycle through eastern part of Thailand and finishes in Vientiane, the Laos capital. We start cycling to visit Angkor complex and former Khmer Rouge strong hold, then to Surin. From there, we cycle to visit the Elephant Village and cycle on the most beatiful rural part of Thailand to enjoy the scenery, the endless sugar cane farm and casava.
We aim to take tourists to see REAL Cambodia, Thailand through the northeastern part of Thailand UNTOUCHED by tourists. This trip is suitable for both road bike and mountain bike as the rural roads in Thailand is very small but nicely paved and in good conditions comparing to the rural roads in neighboring Cambodia and Laos. The cycling routes for this trip is relatively flat with maximum altitude 180m high.
We cross the border at Nong Khai. It is now possible to get Laos visa on arrival for USD35 per person. Please take 1 photo passport size for the visa. Please inform us your nationality for more information about the visa. The hotels for this bike tour are mostly 3* and 4* stars and we try our best to book available hotels with swimming pools. Only 1 night at Anlung Veng is 2* stars simple room with aircon and hot water. There is no better choice in this non touristy town.
After arrival in Vientiane, this Thaland and Laos cycling trip can be extended to Luang Prabang for 1 more week: Cycling Tour Vientiane to Luang Prabang.
Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap (no cycling)
Welcome by our cycling guide to transfer to the hotel for check in. Bike setting and tour briefing. Free day to discover Angkor temples including Ta Phrom (45 minutes-1 hour). It was built in 12th century by the famous King Jayavarvan VII indicated to his mother. While clearing back the forest archaeologists decided to leave the vegetation of Ta Phrom in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discoverers found it and the other Angkor temples. Many of the trees have grown around and through the remains and soar high above the temples. Continue to Angkor Thom city built by Cambodia's great king, Jayavarman VII. Welcome dinner. Overnight in Siem Reap. (D)
Day 2: Angkor Wat - Anlung Veang (128km)
Early morning, sunrise at Angkor Wat and group photo before starting our cycling. We make a water stop at the landmines museum of Mr. Akira to learn about landmines issue in Cambodia where it used to have 10 million mines. Then we stop for lunch at the foot of the hill of the River of Thousand Lingas. After lunch, we continue cycling to Anlong Veng. It used to be former Khmer Rouge strong hold. When we arrive, we visit the eye hospital in Anlung Veng and learn how we can provide help. Dinner and overnight in Anlong Veang.
Day 3: Along Veng – Surin (118km)
Breakfast at the hotel. We start cycling from the hotel uphill. The uphill is about 4km and then we reach to the border. Immigration process and we say goodbye to our Cambodian driver and check our belonging as we have another support mini bus in Thailand. After immigration process, cycle more down hill to enjoy some nice view. Then the route is more flat. We stop for lunch after cycling for 2 water stops. Then cycle the last section to our hotel and relax at the swimming pool. Dinner and overnight in Surin.
Day 4: Surin to Roi Et (145km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Get ready and start cycling from our hotel by taking back road. Soon we get to quiet small road which is suitable for cycling. We stop for water and visit "Ban Chang" means Elephant Village and learn how elephants connect with the people in the village. The villagers should to take good care of the elephants but not riding. Afternoon, we continue cycling on the quiet road to complete 80km. Dinner and overnight in Roi Et. (B,L,D)
Day 5: Roi Et to Khon Kaen (127km)
Breakfast at the hotel. We cycle 30 minutes from the busy part of the town, then set off our bikes to cycle off the main road along the beautiful rice fields. This part of Surin and Khon Kaen are the biggest part to produce rice where the road to Udon Thani has more farming of sugar canes and casava. We stop for lunch about Km 50 and after lunch we cycle the last 29km to our hotel to relax at the pool. Dinner and overnight in Khon Kaen. (B,L,D)
Day 6: Khon Kaen to Udon Thani (160km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, we cycle on the most beautiful part of rural Thailand from one villages to another and we stop to take photos quite often. Afternoon, we cycle through many nice scenery starting with rice fields, endless sugar palm farm and casava. Then we reach to the villages and out to the farms and fields again as the scenery keep changing. There are a bit of down hills and up hills but not much climb just about 150m to 300m high. Dinner and overnight in Khon Kaen. (B,L,D)
Day 7: Udon Thani to Vientiane (90km)
Breakfast at the hotel. Today we cycle straight from the hotel. Watch out for the traffic for the first 5 to 10km. Then we get to the quiet road through the countryside. Today cycling route is relatively flat with maximum altitude 150m high. We cycle on some of the very small roads through the countryside and the villages in the remote areas. Then we reach out to Nong Khai, the border town separated Nong Khai (Thailand) and Vientiane (Laos) by the Mekong River. Late afternoon, proceed to the border crossing point at the foot of the bridge. We get our lugguages and put of the bus as we change the support vehicle. Then stamp out at Thailand immigration and cross the 2km bridge and get the visa on arrival USD35 per person with 1 photo at Laos side. Then continue our journey to Vientiane which is 15km from the border. Afternoon, we visit local school in Vientiane supported by Plan International Organization and teach the children basic English. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 8: Depart Vientiane
Breakfast at the hotel. Free untill your departure.
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||Quiet countryside and rural roads but pave and small enough for cycling. The level of difficulty is moderate. The cycling routes are relatively flat with a climb at the beginning at Khao Yai national park.
||Support van including spare part, cool box and back up service
||Minimum 2. Maximum 25.
||Groups of 6 or more, a Cycling Tour Leader, plus English-speaking cycling guide, drivers and assistants. Groups below 5 will be led by our local guide and our local support team.
||All meals are included (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Tour Price Includes
- 6 nights 3* stars and 4* stars hotels, one night 2 stars.
- Experienced English speaking cycling guide
- Tool kit and first aid kit
- Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Support van for transfer & tour with cool box
- Snack, water, fruits and cold drink (Coke light)
- All entrance fees
Tour Price Excludes
- All Flights
- All departure Taxes
- Visa fees issued on arrival for both Cambodian: USD30 / Laos: USD35
- Alcoholic, and other beverages
- Tips for guides.
- Personal travel insurance
- Any services not mentioned in itinerary